Types of Brick: Colours, Uses, Costs and More

which types of brick is a key consideration for an extension
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In regards to types of bricks, your options may seem overwhelming. However, there are some key ways to narrow down your choice and select the right type of brick for your build. 

When it comes to looks, colour, texture and form all play a part, but how the brick relates to your local area may be just as important. You’ve also got to factor in your budget, making the whole decision much more complicated. 

Michelle Guy

Michelle was Homebuilding & Renovating magazine's Deputy Editor. With an editorial career spanning more than 18 years, Michelle spent time working on educational magazines and websites until her career took an exciting turn into the world of homes and interiors. Working on sister titles Real Homes and Period Living, she then joined the Homebuilding team in November 2018. 

She’s just completed her second kitchen renovation project and bathroom renovation, armed with an ever-growing knowledge of homebuilding advice and design inspo (and a Pinterest board or two, of course).